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Group Wants Dogs 'Almost Home' -Brevard NC


Last updated 6/15/2020 at 4:40pm

Richard Vanderpol and Dodge, Brooke Vanderpol, Paula Stone, Fiona Carreira and Joleen Brannigan are part of the Almost Home Dog Rescue NC. (Courtesy photo)

Seeing a dog like 4-month-old Samson transform from a terrified animal cowering in the back of a dark kennel to a free-running, happy and loved firehouse dog in Greenville, S.C., is why Joleen Brannigan started Almost Home Dog Rescue NC.

"It's about making a difference," she said. "It's just incredibly rewarding, and incredibly tough work. Long hours. Draining. You get to see sides of society that you wish you didn't see. But the good outweighs the bad when you can see these animals forgive, blossom and come out of their shell to live the life they deserve."

Samson, affectionately calle...

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